5 reality TV cryptocurrency shows we’d like to see
From My Crypto Rules to I'm An ICO Get Me Out Of Here.
Reality TV is the only thing that's keeping people watching free-to-air television rather than Netflix. Cryptocurrency is the hottest development to hit the finance and technology markets since the dot-com bubble. It's inevitable the two will come together.
Sure, there are difficulties. Reality TV shows typically film multiple endings to avoid spoilers, but that's not going to work in a market where values change on the whim of a single tweet. But if Sophie Monk can get a sustainable TV career from The Bachelorette, literally anything is possible.
So here are my ideas for five ratings-blitzing cryptocurrency-themed reality TV formats. If any producers decide to take one of these up, I only expect a modest development fee (not payable in Litecoin, sorry).
1. My Crypto Rules
Teams of friends, lovers and randoms from every Australian state have to show off their crypto trading chops. Challenges include pop-up ICOs; persuading an RSL club full of sceptics to invest in bitcoin; and trying to explain blockchain to a bewildered Manu Feildel. In a blistering grand finale, each team has to hype PaleoPeteCoin™, a cryptocurrency backed by activated almond futures.
2. Crypto At First Sight
Complete strangers get "married" and then have to raise enough money through crypto trading to fund the inevitable counselling sessions they're going to need in the very near future. At weekly dinner parties (sponsored by crypto fast food enthusiasts KFC) each couple decides whether they're going to stay together or go through an ugly divorce battle: who gets the Dogecoin?
3. I'm An ICO Get Me Out Of Here
A mixture of prominent cryptocurrency traders and Z-list celebrities are isolated in the African jungle and have to face a series of daunting and disgusting challenges in order to gain access to crucial crypto mining resources. The winner is crowned King Of The ICO Jungle™ and gets a guaranteed feature slot for their personally-branded cryptocurrency on Coinbase.
4. The Crypto Bachelor
25 aspiring Instagram influencers try and win the heart and bitcoin stash of a handsome cryptocurrency trader, most likely called Satoshi, with a disturbingly large amount of free time on his hands. To stay in the game, contestants vie to receive a rose from Satoshi, and then have to decrypt the coded messages embedded in the DNA of each petal in order to mine more OsherCoin™.
5. The Amazing Crypto Race
Pairs of intrepid crypto-freaks travel around the world and face a series of challenges with one key aim: finding a market where cryptocurrency regulations actually make sense.
So there you have it: potential TV gold. If you're after some actually helpful cryptocurrency viewing right now, head straight to Crypto Finder on YouTube.
Angus Kidman's Findings column looks at new developments and research that help you save money, make wise decisions and enjoy your life more. It appears regularly on finder.com.au.